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Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History (Yale ISPs Series)
Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History (Yale ISPs Series)
by Rogers M Smith
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Is civic identity in the United States really defined by liberal, democratic political principles? Or is U.S. citizenship the product of multiple traditions -- not only liberalism and republicanism but also white supremacy, Anglo-Saxon supremacy... (read more)

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Unbound Feet : a Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco (95 Edition)
Unbound Feet : a Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco (95 Edition)
by Judy Yung
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"A stunning and sweeping piece of historical scholarship. It represents a major contribution to research in U.S. women's history."—Vicki L. Ruiz, author of Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing... (read more)

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American Dream : a Short History of an Idea That Shaped a Nation (03 Edition)
American Dream : a Short History of an Idea That Shaped a Nation (03 Edition)
by Jim Cullen
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The American Dream is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means. In this fascinating short history, Jim Cullen explores the meaning of... (read more)

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Korean War : an International History (95 Edition)
Korean War : an International History (95 Edition)
by William Stueck
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"A comprehensive and illuminating analysis and review of the Korean War--the war that in many ways defined the future of international relations, and in particular the American role in those relations."--The Honorable Paul H. Nitze, Former Arms Control... (read more)

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Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong (09 Edition)
Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong (09 Edition)
by Paul Chaat Smith
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In this sweeping work of memoir and commentary, leading cultural critic Paul Chaat Smith illustrates with dry wit and brutal honesty the contradictions of life in “the Indian business.”  Raised in suburban Maryland and Oklahoma, Smith... (read more)

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Invasion of America Indians Colonialism
Invasion of America Indians Colonialism
by Francis Jennings
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Studies the cultural devastation of Atlantic coastal Indian tribes by European civilization, particularly New England Puritans, and the creation of an ideology to justify the cruelty.... (read more)

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Boom!: Talking about the Sixties: What Happened, How It Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow with DVD
Boom!: Talking about the Sixties: What Happened, How It Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow with DVD
by Tom Brokaw
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US... (read more)

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Long Memory : the Black Experience in America (82 Edition)
Long Memory : the Black Experience in America (82 Edition)
by Mary F. Berry
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"Concise enough to be grasped by students on all levels of academia....Shows profound scholarship and its facility of style renders it a tour de force."--Ralph J. Lowry, Lincoln University "An excellent book. A modern classic. It is both comprehensive... (read more)

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Lyndon Johnson's War: America's Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968
Lyndon Johnson's War: America's Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968
by Michael Hunt
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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt reinterprets the values, choices... (read more)

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Comanche Empire (08 Edition)
Comanche Empire (08 Edition)
by Pekka Hamalainen
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In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a Native American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico. This powerful empire, built by the Comanche Indians... (read more)

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All That We Can Be PB
All That We Can Be PB
by Charles C Moskos
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The foremost autorities on race relations in the armed forces recount the previously untold success story of how the U.S. Army became the most integrated institution in America. Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler observe that the Army is the only... (read more)

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Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic
Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic
by Theodore Roszak
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When it was published twenty-five years ago, this book captured a huge audience of Vietnam War protesters, dropouts, and rebels—and their baffled elders. Theodore Roszak found common ground between 1960s student radicals and hippie dropouts in their... (read more)

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Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island 1910-1940
Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island 1910-1940
by Him Mark Lai
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"For thirty years, from 1910 to 1940, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was the first, often the only, toehold in America for immigrants from China. From the Cantonese Pearl River delta district of Taishan they sailed, fleeing famine and the foreign... (read more)

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Fatal Environment : the Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800-1890 (94 Edition)
Fatal Environment : the Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800-1890 (94 Edition)
by Richard Slotkin
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In The Fatal Environment, Richard Slotkin demonstrates how the myth of frontier expansion and subjugation of the Indians helped to justify the course of Americas rise to wealth and power. Using Custers Last Stand as a metaphor for what Americans feared... (read more)

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Moral Combat: Good and Evil in World War II (11 Edition)
Moral Combat: Good and Evil in World War II (11 Edition)
by Michael Burleigh
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In this sweepingly ambitious overview of WorldWar II, Michael Burleigh combines meticulousscholarship with a remarkable depth of knowledgeand an astonishing scope. By exploring themoral sentiments of entire societies and their leaders,and how such... (read more)

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Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
by Frances Fitzgerald
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [479]-485) and index.... (read more)

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Daily Life in Immigrant America, 1820-1870 (09 Edition)
Daily Life in Immigrant America, 1820-1870 (09 Edition)
by James M. Berquist
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Early-nineteenth-century America experienced the first wave of immigration after Independence, when Germans, Irish, English, Scandinavians, and, on the West Coast, even Chinese began to arrive in significant numbers. These new settlers had a profound... (read more)

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The Antislavery Appeal: American Abolitionism After 1830
The Antislavery Appeal: American Abolitionism After 1830
by Ronald Walters
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"In this small but elegant book, Professor Walters approaches the interpretation of antislavery from a fresh vantage point . . . he asks new questions of old sources and comes up with novel and convincing interpretations . . [He] has allowed us to see... (read more)

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If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
by Tim O'Brien
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During the Vietnam war, Tim O'Brien spent a year in the U.S. infantry. As a result, he wrote If I Die in a Combat Zone (Box Me Up and Ship Me Home), an account of his experiences there. He doesn't spare us the terrible particulars of this piece of our... (read more)

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Civilization of the American Indian #72: The Sioux: Life and Customs of a Warrior Society
Civilization of the American Indian #72: The Sioux: Life and Customs of a Warrior Society
by Royal B Hassrick
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For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision. They were the heroes of the Great Plains, and they were the villains, too... (read more)

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